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London Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days from $2,295 per person
Westminster Station with London Eye in background, London, England

Countries Visited

United Kingdom ...more United Kingdom

Locations Visited

London, Wiltshire, WINDSOR, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle ...more London, Wiltshire, WINDSOR, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle
  1. Day 1 Arrive London (7 Nights)

    Embrace the pomp and pageantry of a city that marches to its very own vibrant tune - yours to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers later this evening for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your grand exploration of London.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel The Tower/Hilton Kensington
  2. Day 2 London Sightseeing and Afternoon At Leisure or Tower of London Optional Experience

    Ease into London's energetic pace before embarking on an included half-day sightseeing tour with your Travel Director, which features Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. See the stately Changing of the Guard before your sightseeing tour finishes in central London. Spend the rest of the day enjoying a slice of London culture, or join an Optional Experience to the Tower of London to see the magnificent Crown Jewels and meet the Yeoman Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress. This evening, we enjoy a delicious meal at Heddon Street Kitchen in the West End - one of Chef Gordon Ramsay's most-celebrated London eateries.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  3. Day 3 Excursion to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge

    Regal traditions and ancient monuments take centre stage today as we embark on a full-day excursion from London. Visit Windsor Castle, one of the Queen's elegant homes, including the superb Georgian State Apartments and St. George's Chapel. Then spend some free time for lunch in this historic market town. Our next stop sees us delve into the history of the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe - the ancient circle at Stonehenge, before returning to London.

    meals Breakfast
  4. Day 4 London At Leisure or full-day Optional Experience to Oxford and the Cotswolds

    Armed with your 3-day travel pass, London truly is your oyster. Your Travel Director will give you suggestions on how to make the most of your full day at leisure. Walk through 'The City' exploring the oldest part of London - the imposing dome of Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral, Leadenhall Market's ornate façades and the Tower of London, with its grim history and extraordinary royal heritage. Pay tribute to Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square and wander down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the UK's sovereigns since 1837. Alternatively, consider a full-day Optional Experience to the enchanting Cotswolds, visiting Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, with a stop in the university town of Oxford to admire the towering spires of cathedrals, churches and colleges.

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 London Borough Food Market and Iconic Museums

    Saunter past the buzzing stalls of Borough Market, London's most renowned food market which has been feeding locals for centuries. 'Dive Into Culture' and rub shoulders with the locals who buy the best of British produce here. Spend the rest of the day visiting London's extraordinary museums, many of which are free to visit. Use your London Oyster Card to traverse the length and breadth of London. Perhaps visit the British Museum, whose global treasures are symbolic of the extent of the Empire in centuries past, or the Imperial War Museum, sharing the story of modern warfare from World War I to today.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace with English Cream Tea

    Imagine the kings and queens who have glided gracefully up the 13th-century mosaic floor of Westminster Abbey. We'll have an opportunity to explore this architectural wonder on a guided visit with a 'Local Specialist'. Find out why this church lost its cathedral status and pay your respects at the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier. Later, visit Kensington Palace and 'Dive Into Culture', gaining insights into the lives of the Royal Family. Tour the Royal Palace, which was once home to Diana, Princess of Wales, and now houses the private apartments of her son Prince William and his wife Kate. Indulge in a delicious English cream tea in The Pavillion surrounded by beautiful formal gardens before returning to your hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  7. Day 7 London At Leisure and Farewell Dinner in Greenwich

    Enjoy one last full day in the lively city streets of London. Consider taking a trip up the Shard - Europe's tallest building, admire England's proud history reflected in its monuments to great men and victories, or see the treasures of the British Library. This afternoon meet with your Travel Director and travel companions for a leisurely cruise down the Thames to Greenwich. Sail under the famous Tower Bridge before enjoying a Farewell Dinner at a historic pub to toast to your unforgettable week.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  8. Day 8 Depart London

    After breakfast, say a fond farewell to London and newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a memorable holiday in one of the world's greatest cities. Airport Transfers to London Airports are available to purchase. Conditions apply.

    meals Breakfast
London Explorer
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 1 cream tea
  • 3 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your Trafalgar London hotel
  • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Borough Market and Greenwich
  • VISIT Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace. You will also have a choice of fantastic free museums to visit including the Imperial War Museum and the British Museum
  • VIEW Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace
  • SCENIC CRUISE on the Thames from the London Eye to Greenwich
  • TICKETS London Oyster Card (Public Transport) pass

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Reviews
Service
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Independent Reviews
Lindsey Draper
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Service
it was fine mother made all the reservations and from what i know it was very well
Vacation
the the travel coordinator in London was great as was the local guides/
Trusted Customer
Monday, September 23, 2019
Service
Grand European Torus was wonderful to work with. Rob was the personal I worked with and he went above and beyond to help me. He has so much knowledge as he has traveled so much. We will definitely book through GET again
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate that very much. We will share your feedback with Rob and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Vacation
We booked a tour for London tour with Trafalgar and this was our first tour with them. We enjoyed the trip however felt our tour director was really not that knowledgeable or helpful. The local tour guides were great and had so much knowledge
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Service
All our questions were answered and she was helpful in booking our hotel extra days stay.
Vacation
There was a lot of sightseeing that was included and plenty of free time to explore on our own. The optional sightseeing was excellent.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Service
We had no problems booking our tour and our air travel. The London Explorer tour with options keep us on the go, but was worth it. Very nice hotel with great full breakfast included. Ellie Teasdale, our tour guide was exceptiional.
Vacation
Great included tour, but taking advantage of options was really worth the extra expense. Really nice accomadations for hotel and included meals.
Nancy Harvey
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Service
very helpful.. answered all question promptly
Vacation
The travel guide was delightful and very helpful, Ellie provided any and all information that was needed. She helped in any way that she could. Stuart the guide at Westminister Abbey was the best. His sense of humor and knowledge proved he is marvelous at his job.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Service
Booking was easy and the agents are knowledgeable.
Vacation
It's fun and relaxing. Lots of free time to explore on your own. Tour Director was average and not very attentive.
John Fitzgerald
Monday, May 20, 2019
Service
All was done professionally and well.
Vacation
Excellent well-located hotel with good optionals (although somewhat misleading as the Cotswolds, for example, were not really toured. Nor was Greenwich. Our young guide was quite inadequate in almost every respect but charm. He gave little advance info, little onsite info, especially Greenwich, led poorly, and, in general, was the worst guide we’ve ever had. Waaay too laid back.
Andrew Ocif
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Service
The original flight was changed on April 2, 2019 to arrive later in London with my approval, however, upon our arrival the agent for Trafalgar was not there. We did hook up with her later and she was unaware that the flight was changed. She did obtain a taxi for us to the hotel. Other than that the trip was great.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We apologize for the misunderstanding and frustration caused by your flight delay. We do communicate all flights changes to our London office, but apologize that this one did not seem to get to the right people. We are happy that you enjoyed London despite the rocky start to the trip.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Vacation
Tour guide was great and went above and beyond to make the vacation a success for us and others.
Mayra Lester
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Service
Everything was excellent. Alyssa was the perfect person, professional and very knowledge on her field. I am very happy with everything she did. As a matter of fact I am asking her to help me with my next vacation in 2020.
Vacation
From the moment we got to London to the day we returned, we were completely taken care of. Transportation to and from the hotel, all the tours, the guides were the most professional people. We had a great time and we fell like we saw everything we had to in London.
Arleen Gordon Moore
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Service
My trip was excellent. I had the same airplane seat going afor each day in thend coming back. However, I think that I will get the aisle seats in the premium economy. The airport transportation from and to the airports were fine with very friendly drivers. The hotel was located in a great location. It was easy to get buses and the Tube. The breakfast and services was great. The Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The tour bus was very clean and comfortable with friendly and kind drivers. The weather was very decent with no rain. The other travelers were nice and friendly. The descriptions in the GET for each day were accuracy. I enjoyed this trip. Each day, our guides gave us the time for each morning activities and early evening for dinner. They made sure that we all were accountable before leaving.
Vacation
It was a great trip and the weather was better than I expected it to be. My hotel room was fine. The guides were great and beside the main guides, we had other guides that know more about certain parts of the sightseeing.. The tour bus was clean, nice, and comfortable.The length at each place was enough time. The Cream Tea was great, and the dinners were fine and I had choices for each dinner.
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